SISTER ROSETTA THARPE – 1915 – 1973
'The woman who invented Rock n' Roll' Was a Gospel singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist.
Popular in the 1930’s and 40’s. She pioneered a way of playing the guitar that would eventually turn into Rock n’Roll, influencing Elvis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry etc.
Watch Sister Rosetta sing and play the guitar. Clap, tap and dance along.
Chuck Berry really liked Sister Rosetta's music and copied the style.
Watch the clip and pat the pulse, counting in 8's.
Watch the clip again and have a go at copying the dance moves as you watch
ROCK N' ROLL DANCE MOVES
Watch the clip and copy the hand jive patterns
MAKE UP YOUR OWN MOVE PATTERN
Choose 2 moves and do each one 4 or 8 times. You choose which fits best. Repeat pattern.
roll - roll - roll - roll
criss cross - criss cross - criss cross - criss cross
Make a pattern with 4 different dance moves
With your new dance moves dance along to the Chuck Berry clip (above)
Have fun! See if you can teach someone in your home the new moves and get them to dance along with you.